For any Missourians out there, please vote yes on prop B next Tues to stop puppy mill cruelty. Help our bow-wow siblings out! This law would not affect cats though but keeping breeders more accountable will help all of us pet owners.
Here's more on the issue for those of you who have not heard of it yet:
Proposition B, known as the â€œPuppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act,â€ would regulate puppy mills all over the state. The measure was proposed by Missourians for the Protection of Dogs, and more than $3.5 million have been raised from various agencies.
â€¢ If those voting â€œnoâ€ win, the status quo will be maintained.
â€¢ If those voting â€œyesâ€ win, breeders will be required to give their dogs food, water, veterinary care, sufficient exercise space and protection from the elements. Each breeder will be limited to 50 dogs; they will be required to keep the temperature between 48 and 85 degrees, and they may not stack wire cages.
Whatâ€™s at stake
Some argue that laws will hurt dog breedersâ€™ business and that the economy will be affected. Other opponents think it will place too much government control on the puppy mills.